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Seeing the Value in Uniform Market Animal Weight

Seeing the Value in Uniform Market Animal Weight

Although average market pig weights have improved in recent decades thanks to lean growth and feed efficiency, recent Purdue Extension research reveals that producers still make market animal sorting mistakes that increase sort loss and reduce the number of pigs sent at optimal market weight for processing.

A Guide to Optimizing Sow Feed Intake

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Creating the optimal environment for farrowing sows can help to minimize the challenges producers face when it comes to maintaining proper body condition and raising healthy piglets, as sow well-being will always be a constant concern within our industry. Improvements to sow feeding are a clear opportunity for improvement to body condition, overall health, increased…

Davidson Joins Osborne Sales Staff

July 24, 2020 – Osborne, Kansas, USA – Osborne Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce that Chevy Davidson has been named North America Sales Representative for livestock equipment. Along with Osborne’s customer-centric focus, Davidson will assist in the distribution of Osborne’s pig management equipment in the Midwest United States. “Having worked in the industry all…

Notice of Product Discontinuation & Replacement: B301 Circuit Board

Date of Issue: July 15, 2020 Product support and repair of Model B310 printed circuit boards (Osborne part number KI-00B310) utilized in the Integrated Function Controllers (IFCs) of Osborne automated feeding and weighing equipment (TEAM, FIRE, and/or Survey Scales) will be discontinued as of August 15, 2020. The Model B310 electrical circuit board was discontinued…

Pig Performance Testing: An Overview of the Osborne FIRE System

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In pig and other livestock breeding, feed conversion is one of the most essential criteria for genetic selection. The more efficiently an animal is able to convert feed into body mass, the faster it can get to market. Identifying superior feed conversion characteristics is important as this trait is passed on from parent to offspring.…

Osborne Introduces New Digital Weight Display for ACCU-ARM Livestock Scales

June 15, 2020 – Osborne, Kansas – Osborne Industries, Inc., manufacturer of ACCU-ARM® portable livestock scales, is pleased to announce the release of a new, cost-saving digital weight display for its 500-lb. capacity weigh scales for small animals like pig, sheep, and goats.

Special COVID-19 Message from Osborne

Dear Customers, Suppliers, and Employee-Owners, The novel Coronavirus, better known as COVID-19, has become a household word. Although we do not fully understand its future within our company nor the economy, we do understand and support those that are battling the virus on the front lines. Osborne is working to keep its business safe and…

New Feed Flow Control for Big Wheel Feeders Improves User Experience

May 21, 2020 – Osborne, Kansas – Osborne Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce the release of a new feed flow adjustment system for the company’s line of Big Wheel® Pig Feeders. All standard dry and wet/dry nursery, wean-to-finish, and 60-head finishing feeders feature the new Feed Flow Control, making adjusting and setting feed flow…

Big Wheel Feeder Selection Guide

Selecting the right Big Wheel Feeder for a small group of animals depends on the general age or size of animals and the total number of animals in the group. Ranging from a tiny, single-bushel nursery feeder for pigs as old as 10 days to a 2+ ton capacity outdoor finishing feeder, there’s a Big…

Choosing the Right Feeder for a Small Group of Pigs

Choosing the right feeding equipment is just as important as providing proper housing for any group of finishing pigs. Over the years, advancements in improving feeding efficiency and waste reduction has led to countless feeder options available to producers. Gone are the days where pigs were fed from the “slop bucket” or by simply throwing…